Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 March / Trend corr S. Ilhamgizi/ Azerbaijan's Government disagrees with the report of US State Department on the situation with the human rights in Azerbaijan for 2007, the head of the Socio-Political Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov said.
According to Hasanov, the US State Department's report on Azerbaijan did not reflect the achievements in the development of democracy enabling human rights for everyone, including the right for freedom of speech and press. He said the report is based on the reports from dubious resources and a range of facts were misrepresented. "Several speeches by the Azerbaijani officials were misinterpreted. Most of the views and claims reflected in the report emerge from the lack of information in this field, as well as from the fact that the situation was not studied properly," Hasanov said.
Hasanov said that in the recent years good work has been carried out in Azerbaijan for the improvement of democracy, human rights, comprehensive development of people's capital. Thus, passing of long-term programs is aimed to improve the work in this field.
"The Government considers it necessary to note that the violation of fundamental rights of over one million refugees and IDPs, as a result of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, affects the general situation with human rights. The Azerbaijani Government again informs the international community that as a result of occupation of Azerbaijan's territories by Armenia, Azerbaijan's Government fails to enable all its citizens in those territories, including the Azerbaijani citizens of Armenian origin, to exercise their rights," Hasanov said.